In one of the Facebook groups I follow, Accurascale UK posted a survey to fill in to say what you wanted to see in the way of ready to run. At the end it said “what should we do to stand out from our competitors?”
I replied “deliver what you say you will deliver and when you say you will, and if you don’t then at least give regular updates”. Usually I don’t sit around waiting for new models but I see the chuntering of many, particularly recently with the Bachmann and Heljan 009 offerings. However the other day I was on the receiving end of such a thing. Ages ago I ordered a GWR Flying banana in post war Livery. Then the other day I got an email saying the model wasn’t going to be produced. No explanation given. Just that it’s not happening. To be frank that isn’t good enough. You can’t promise something for a year and then pull the plug on it with no reasoning. So to me, that is the key the requirement.
If you want to do the survey, it’s here:
If you’re interested what else I wrote, here it is:
What locos would like to see?
15xx – the sales of the K’s kit suggests it would sell well
Saint – the Hornby one is terrible and with Lady of Legend on the way isn’t it about time we had an accurate one – and how about doing an Atlantic version
009 Double Fairlie – rtr Merddin Emrys or the newer Earl of Merioneth – what’s not to like!
What coaches would you like to see?
GWR Slip coach
GWR articulated set
009 Ffestiniog Barns and super barns
What wagons would you like to see?
Decent Toad – both the Bachmann and Hornby ones are compromises
Any Oddities – I do like a good oddity
Snowdon mountain service truck – impractical but it made up the numbers!
What DMUs would you like to see?
009 / 00-12 County Donegal railcars
GWR twin railcars
009 FR push/pull set – not truly a DMU but how cool would that be!
What EMUs would you like to see?
1938 stock particularly IoW version
Tyne and Wear metro
What accessories would you like to see?
009 stub points
009 working incline
GWR coaling Stage